ASUS A8Js 14inch Widescreen Notebook

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by Rob Williams on March 26, 2007 in Systems

ASUS has a new notebook offering that is sure to please most. It includes a fast T7200 processor, NVIDIA 7700 Go graphics card and 1GB of ram. It’s also very competitively priced at just under $1,500. Is it worth your consideration?

Official Specs


Here are the official specs for the ASUS A8Js.

Processor & Cache MemoryIntel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processors T7200 2 GHz, 4 MB L2 Cache, 667 MHz FSB
Operating SystemGenuine Microsoft(R) Windows(R) XP Professional

Genuine Microsoft(R) Windows(R) Vista Home Premium

(Varies between retailers)
ChipsetMobile Intel(R) 945PM Express Chipset
Main Memory1024 MB DDR2 667 (1Gx1)
Display14″ WXGA+ (1440×900) LCD

Color Shine(glare-type) LCD
Video Graphics & MemoryNVidia GeForce Go7700 512 MB
Hard Drive100/120 GB 5400 RPM (Seagate)
Optical Drive8x Super Multi
Card ReaderSD/MMC/MS/MS PRO
Built-in Camera0.35 Megapixel
Fax/Modem/LAN/WLANIntel(R) High Definition Audio MDC Fax/Modem

10/100/1000 LAN

Pass and support worldwide regulation

Integrated 802.11a/b/g
LED Status IndicatorPower-on/Suspend

Battery Charging/full/low

Storage device access

Capital / Scroll / Number Lock

Bluetooth Indicator

Wireless indicator
Interface1 x VGA port/Mini D-sub 15-pin for external monitor

1 x Headphone-out jack (SPDIF)

1 x Microphone-in jack

1 x RJ11 Modem jack for phone line

1 x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert

5 x USB 2.0 ports, 1x IEEE 1394 port

1 x TV Out (S-Video composite)

1 x Express Card

1 x Infrared Port (SIR-115.2Kbps supported)

1 x DVI Port
Hot KeysInstant launch Keys:

5 buttons: Power4 Gear +, Bluetooth(TM), Wireless, Splendid, Instant Fun Plus

Function Keys:

Fn+F1 Suspend switch

Fn+F2 BT/ Wireless switch

Fn+F3 Outlook

Fn+F4 IE

Fn+F5 Brightness down

Fn+F6 Brightness up

Fn+F7 LCD on/off

Fn+F8 LCD/CRT switch display

Fn+F9 Touchpad lock

Fn+F10 Volume on/mute

Fn+F11 Volume down

Fn+F12 Volume up

AudioBuilt-in Intel(R) High Definition Audio compliant audio chip,

Built-in speaker and microphone
KeyBoardStandard keyboard with 88/89 Keys
Battery Pack & Life6 cell, 3200mAh/4800mAh, 35/53Whrs
AC AdapterOutput: 19 V DC, 4.74A, 90W,

Input: 100— 240V AC, 50/60Hz universal
Dimension & Weight5.25 lbs

1.37"~1.46"
SecurityBIOS Booting / HDD User Password Protection and security lock

Kensington lock hole
Supplied AccessoriesWireless Mouse (optional)

Carrying bag (optional)
Multimedia SoftwareASUSDVD XP 6.0

Power Director V3.0 DE

Medi@Show V2.0 SE
Virus & Tool SoftwareSymantec Norton(TM) Internet Security 2005

Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0

NERO Express V6.0
ASUS UtilityASUS Live Update

ASUS ChkMail

ASUS Hotkey

ASUS Power4 Gear+
Warranty & e-support2-year Global with 30 day ZBD

1-year battery pack warranty

On-line problem resolution through web interface (BIOS, Driver update)

OS (Microsoft Windows XP) install/uninstall consultation

Bundled software install/uninstall consultation

ASUS software supporting (Liveupdate,Power4 Gear+, ASUS Probe)